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MSNBC
Apr 30, 2013 2:00am PDT
of senator mcconnell, he was the butt of a joet by president obama at this weekend's white house correspondents' dinner >>> some folks still don't think i spend enough time with congress. why don't you get a drink with mitch mcconnell, they ask. really? why don't you get a drink with mitch mcconnell. >>> the kentucky republican's campaign tweeted this picture of a senator at a bar with a beer sitting next to an empty stool with with a glass of red wine. no word if the president plans to take him up on that drink. that's your morning's dish of scrambled politics >>> parts of eastern iowa are dealing with severe weather, hail ranging from pea size to two inches fell in waterloo causing millions of dollars of damage to cars. that hail left covering that in some places looked more like snow. speaking of snow, this is bill karins with the weather. >>> you know what's coming. >> it is almost may. give me a break. >> it was so nice in some areas of the country. it wasn't very nice from d.c. to southern new england. we are looking at a warm end of april in the middle of the country and t
MSNBC
Apr 30, 2013 2:30am PDT
. a white house official says president obama has reached out to express his support. joining us on the phone, the founder of edge of sports, dave zion. founder of "game over." before we get your general input, i want to read this tweet from you. a lot of people are calling this a jackie robinson moment for gay athletes. you had a little bit of a different take tweeting, huge difference between jackie robinson and jason collins robinson comes in advance of civil rights. collins, more of a reflection of struggle. i guess, my point is, are we as a collective making too big of a deal of him as a symbol? >> let me be very clear. absolutely not. i was just responding to a question like compare and contrast. jackie robinson appearing in 1947 in major league baseball eight years before the montgomery busboy cotts and the start of the civil rights movement. this is different. jason collins appearing in 2014, appearing loud and proud as an active gay athlete. 2013. sorry. it is a little early. coming out in 2013 really on a wave of what's been some mammouth changes over the last several y
MSNBC
Apr 27, 2013 11:00am PDT
charges. white house officials tell me that president obama has been made aware of this arrest. at this point, they are not releasing any other reaction. this all started in the dates after the boston bombing. that is when these ricin-laced letters were intercepted at an offsite mail facility. so they never got close to president obama or to members of congress. obviously added to the tension here in the nation's capital. >> quickly, before you let you get out of here, elvis imperson negotiate, sounds like the beginnings of a farrelly brothers' movie plot. what is that about? >> the rivalry seems to be long and complicated and involves a number of different sort of fights between the two men. i can tell you in one instance, the elvis impersonator, paul kevin curtis, claimed to be a part of -- a society called mensa society, basically for people who have high iq scores. well, dutschke took exception too that. -- exception to that. he called curtis out on that, said you are not being truthful about this . so, that is one of the fights the two had. hard to pinpoint where their dis
MSNBC
Apr 30, 2013 11:00pm PDT
of comedy from the white house correspondents dinner on saturday night when president obama joked about the criticism of not working with republicans more. >> maureen dowd said i could solve all my problems if i were just more like michael douglas >>> good evening. from new york i'm chris hayes. thank you for joining us. truly amazing stuff to cover tonight. how wild conspiracies are causing an absolute gun frenzy in this country and how washington politicians are legitimizing them. and a state so out of control, citizens are willing to go to jail to protest the laws. you might remember this bit of comedy from the white house correspondents dinner on saturday night when president obama joked about the criticism of not working with republicans more. >> maureen dowd said i could solve all my problems if i were just more like michael douglas
MSNBC
May 1, 2013 12:00am PDT
this bit of comedy from the white house correspondents dinner on saturday night when president obama joked about the criticism of not working with republicans more. >> maureen dowd said i could solve all my problems if i were just more like michael douglas >>> good evening. from new york i'm chris hayes. thank you for joining us. truly amazing stuff to cover tonight. how wild conspiracies are causing an absolute gun frenzy in this country and how washington politicians are legitimizing them. and a state so out of control, citizens are willing to go to jail to protest the laws. you might remember this bit of comedy from the white house correspondents dinner on saturday night when president obama joked about the criticism of not working with republicans more. >> maureen dowd said i could solve all my problems if i were just more like michael douglas in "the american president." i know michael's here tonight. michael, what's your secret, man? could it be that you were an actor in an aaron sorkin liberal fantasy? some folks still don't think i spend enough time with congress. why don't you get
MSNBC
Apr 29, 2013 7:00pm PDT
, there were a lot of chuck else. it was revealed by the cracker jack white house team, president obama had a hand in writing all of the jokes. >> i believe it. >> script writers, as well, inherent sense of humor. what struck me the most about the evening, how willing he was to be the butt of his own jokes. we have a little montage. let's play it. >> said i should start with some jokes as my own expense. just take myself down a peg. i was like guys, after four and a half years, how many pegs are there left? these days i look in the mirror and i have to admit i'm not the strapping young muslim socialist i used to be. i know republicans are still sorting out what happened in 2012, but one thing they all agree on is they need to do a better job reaching out to minorities. and call me self centered, i can think of one minority they can start with. hello! >> president obama can laugh at himself. >> he is great at that. that is one of my favorite moments, he was laughing at himself, he was laughing at the republicans, republicans were laughing at themselves, newt gingrich loved it, which we love.
MSNBC
Apr 29, 2013 10:00pm PDT
timing on point, president obama delivered a lot of memorable one liners at the white house correspondents dinner. this joke elicited response afterwards. >> some folks still don't think i spend enough time with congress. why don't you get a drink with mitch mcconnell, they ask. really? [ laughter ] why don't you get a drink with mitch mcconnell! [ laughter ] today, mitch mcconnell senate campaign tweeted this picture of the senator, sitting at a bar with a beer, next to an empty school and glass of red wine with the caption greetings from coal country, hazard, kentucky. one republican strategist had this advice for the president. >>> i had a beer with mitch mcconnell, had a good time. i would encourage him to give it a shot. >> joining me, krystal ball. i saw you in the hallway at the dinner, there were a lot of chuck else. it was revealed by the cracker jack white house team, president obama had a hand in writing all of the jokes. >> i believe it. >> script writers, as well, inherent sense of hu what struck me the most about the evening, how willing he was to be the butt o
MSNBC
May 3, 2013 6:00am PDT
republican on the foreign relations committee senator bob corker wants president obama to explain reports that the cia has delivered millions of dollars to harmid karzai in a letter to the white house. if the reports are true and indicates a an incoherent policy towards afghanistan. >>> also, it's official hawaiian democratic congresswoman hanabusa get the job. not just hanabusa making moves. busy week in senate news. check out our website, rundown.msnbc.com. we're back with more "daily rundown." >>> live pictures before we go. opening bell ringing on wall street. the markets responding. responding well to the april's jobs report. surprisingly strong number compared when analysts were expecting 175,000 jobs were added. unemployment rate dropped to the lowest level since 2008. the economy has created an average of compare that to an average of 138,000 over the previous six months. >>> coming up here on "daily rundown" the jobless rate at a four-year low as we noted. get reaction today from the white house. >>> plus, as the national rifle association annual convention gets under way, presid
MSNBC
Apr 30, 2013 5:00pm PDT
that president obama can take on his own starting now. >> so that is yet, right? you talked to the white house today, howard. >> yes. >> did they give you a sense of what the content of what those steps, affirmative steps, my look like? >> i asked them and got an explanation to the assistant of the national security adviser. she said they're going to appoint a new person at the state department to take over the role of looking through these cases. that's something they had let lapsed. >> david freed had overseen this, overseen deals to get about 40 or so folks transferred. he had left and not been replaced. >> the fact that they hadn't replaced them showed where their actions were. secondly, they said we admit that the pentagon hasn't done enough to look through on a case-by-case basis for possible waivers that the congress gave the administration power to do. and she said they're going to start doing that very actively. so i think the proof is going to be in the administrative actions, and the key that the president used that caught your eye and mine was the word administrative. he complained
Current
Apr 30, 2013 3:00am PDT
during the break. the white house announcing president obama will be meeting with reporters and taking questions from the brady pressroom at 10:15 this morning which means i have to get my butt out of here right after the show down to the white house get dressed first maybe. >> you have a tie bill? because you know, the president. >> bill: i live close by. i'll get a tie. >> don't shame us. >> bill: what is this all about? you think he has something to say about syria? >> that's certainly a possibility. this is really short notice. that could be the type of thing where -- >> bill: he's not coming in to chitchat. >> no. he's got something to say. >> as a former member of the white house. >> i don't think it is jason collins. >> i don't think they have a deal on the sequester. the only thing he has to talk about right now is syria. gotta be syria. >> bill: there will be a question about afghanistan. i'm sure. but he is doing this because he has something to tell us. all right. >> if he didn't want to answer questions about syria, he wouldn't be coming out today. >> bill: right right. no.
MSNBC
Apr 30, 2013 6:00am PDT
ago in may vice president biden surprised the white house on "meet the press" saying he was absolutely comfortable with same-sex marriage. that same week president obama said same-sex couples should be able to get married. the president made inauguration history by agrees addressing gay rights in the speech. >> the most evident of truths that all of us are created equal is the star that guides us still. just as it guided our forebearers to seneca falls and stonewall. >> in "sports illustrated," collins refers to that speech saying the more people who speak out, the better. gay or straight. this ahead of the supreme court arguments on prop 8 and the defense of marriage act, rob portman was the first sitting senator to voice support after he learned his son, will, is gay. he was followed by mark kirk and dozens of democrats had a chase to avoid being the last on the democratic side. the supreme court arguments put a spotlight on the issue as polling showed a shift on major during the obama pedestrian. why is this announcement a dig deal? they were ahead of the durve and the civil rights
CBS
Apr 30, 2013 5:30pm PDT
time. today 166 remain. bill plante asks the question that made news today. he's at the white house now. bill? >> reporter: scott, when barack obama was running for president in 2008, he vowed to close the u.s. prison in guantanamo bay cuba, a promise he did not keep. today he blamed congress. and with many of the prisoners there on that hunger strike that you mentioned, he said he'd try again. >> is it any surprise really that they would prefer death rather than have no end in sight to their confinement? >> it is not a surprise to me that we have problems in guantanamo. it is expensive. it is inefficient. it hurts us in terms of our international standing. it lessens cooperation with our allies on counter-terrorism efforts. it is a recruitment tool for extremists. it needs to be closed. i'm going to go back at this and i'm going to reengage with congress to try to make the case that this is not something that is in the best interest of the american people. >> meanwhile you continue to force feed these folks. >> i don't want these individuals to die. obviously the pentagon is trying to
MSNBC
May 4, 2013 9:00am PDT
, which we see coming up in the weeks. the worst week was president obama. when the white house press corps is questioning if you've got juice, really not a good week when you are president. the whole question of is he a lame duck president three months into his second term, that's problematic, not that he can't work his way out of. >> not what a president wants to be asked about. morris, your picks? >> susan, really? come on. come on. this is ridiculous. my worst -- let me start with my worst, my worst is those poor germans, the best economy in europe, now the best football clubs in europe. you know what to do with those poor germans. but my best week goes to the economy. again, adding jobs, steady pace, wall street skyrocketing. i don't understand why the republicans cannot praise this president for his stewardship of the economy. susan, i just can't understand t. >> can't start a fight. don't have a lot of time. patricia, i want to end with you. who are your best and worst of the week? >> my best week goes to gabriel gomez, republican nominee now in the senate race up there. he is
Current
May 1, 2013 3:00pm PDT
flexible president obama's red line in syria can be, kind of like a twizler. the white house has stepped back from an immediate course of action. the president said he needed more time to make his case. >> obama: i have to make sure i have the facts. and if we end up rushing to judgment without hard effective evidence, then we can find ourselves in the position where we can't mobilize the international community to support what we do. >> michael: getting more hard evidence night not be such a bad idea. anybody remember the phantom weapons of mass destruction george w. bush used to justify invading iraq? well joining me is who served as senior advisor to ambassador richard holbrooke, the special representative to afghanistan and pakistan. he is currently dean of the school of advanced international studies at johns hopkins university and is the author of the new book "the dispensable nation: american foreign policy in retreat". i even have a copy right here. welcome into "the war room," vali nasr. it does seem like a spectacularly good read given your experience. le
CSPAN
Apr 29, 2013 12:00pm EDT
taking place at the pentagon. .ive at 1:55 eastern at the white house this afternoon, president obama is expected to announce his choice of charlotte north carolina mayor anthony foxx to be the next transportation secretary. if confirmed, he will be placed outgoing secretary ray lahood. we will have the personal announcement live starting at 2:10 eastern on our companion network c-span3. at 7:00 p.m., the debate for the first congressional seat in south carolina. former republican governor mark sanford and elizabeth bush -- busch. it is expected to focus on federal expending, gun legislation and a number of other key issues. are trying to generate as a government and you are looking for ways to generate new revenue, silicon valley has the answers. if you are trying to explore and ignite better innovation within your mpany's, silicon valley has the answers. and then from an entrepreneur standpoint, how is entrepreneurship different than in other places, which is distinctly is? so much is often based on failure and learning from one's experiences. but it is also recognizing that you ca
CNN
Apr 30, 2013 4:00am PDT
cancer travelled to the white house, recently spend some time in the oval office with president obama. >>> ahead on "starting point," something rarely seen, just a few hours ago a queen an dickating her throne in favor of her son. why? we're live in amsterdam with the ceremony and the details. then intelligence agencies have been accused of dropping the ball by not intercepting one of the boston bombing suspects. a new frontline investigation of what federal agencies are doing to keep us safe from terror attacks. it yellows over time. when it comes to your smile, if you're not whitening, you're yellowing. crest whitestrips whiten as well as $500 professional treatments. guaranteed. crest 3d white whitestrips. guaranteed. i'm also a survivor of ovarian a writand uterine cancers. i even wrote a play about that. my symptoms were a pain in my abdomen and periods that were heavier and longer than usual for me. if you have symptoms that last two weeks or longer, be brave, go to the doctor. ovarian and uterine cancers are gynecologic cancers. symptoms are not the same for everyone. i got sic
NBC
Apr 30, 2013 4:00am PDT
obama is expressing concern that russian leader vladimir putin, after the reported use of chemical weapons in syria, the white house says use of such weapons would be a game changer, but the pentagon says it will not speculate on any intervention plans. >>> the faa is investigating a deadly mid-air collision of two small planes. the faa says a single-engine cessna landed on a golf course in southern california on monday after colliding with another cessna about eight miles north of ventura. all three on board that plane sustained only minor injuries. in the mountains northwest of santa monica, firefighters combed through smoking wreckage of the second plane and recovered the pilot's body. it's believed he was the only one on board there. >>> parts of eastern iowa dealing with severe weather, a heavy round of hail ranging from pea size to as large as two inches falling in waterloo, causing millions of dollars in damage to cars. the hail left covering that, and some places looking more like snow. bill karins, nbc meteorologist here with us. amazing pictures there of what was happenin
MSNBC
Apr 30, 2013 8:00pm PDT
from the white house correspondents dinner on saturday night when president obama joked about the criticism of not working with republicans more. >> maureen dowd said i could solve all my problems if i were just more like michael douglas in "the american president." i know michael's here tonight. michael, what's your secret, man? could it be that you were an actor in an aaron sorkin liberal fantasy? some folks still don't think i spend enough time with congress. why don't you get a drink with mitch mcconnell, they ask. really? why don't you get a drink with mitch mcconnell. >> today the president sent washington reporters scrambling with the surprise announcement of a press conference, his first since march and took a more serious tone, though the theme was familiar, repeatedly asked about the first hundred days of his second term and his failure to avert the sequester or passing a gun bill, the president disabued reporters that he has some sort of magic power that he refuses to use that will alter public behavior. >> you seem to suggest somehow these folks over there have no
MSNBC
Apr 30, 2013 9:00am PDT
humanitariancr. former state department official anne marie slaughter said president obama should remember rwanda as he weighs his actions in sirria red line or not, slaughter says that the white house should recognize that the game has already changed. >> he should understand the deep and lasting damage done when those who wield power are exposed as not saying what they mean or meaning what they say. the distrust, cynicism and hatred with which the united states is regarded in much of the world is already a cancer. standing by as assad gases his people will guarantee that he will be remembered. joining me today, the host of "up" with steve kornacki on msnbc. former assistant secretary of state, under president clinton, jamey reuben. rmer national security council spokesman tommy vitor and former national press secretary for the obama campaign, ben leebolt and nbc political director, chuck todd. you said and i thought very importantly an astute observation, the white house did not want to have to deal with syria. they did not want to have to deal with the red line. they now obviously have to deal
MSNBC
May 4, 2013 11:00am PDT
obama made news saying all the options the white house is currently energy syria, boots on the ground, u.s. troops, not one of those options, how surprised are you by that? >> not surprised given the administration's incredible caution. i applaud that we don't want another iraq. we have to act. the syrian opposition is begging for weaponry. assad is wing, broken the blockade of a few bases and the world sort of weight, more moderate members of the foreign army, general broke want al qaeda-aligned jihadist rebels. he says he has more secular forces and begging us for simple things, one way to start if we art rebels, millen anti-tank missiles, they can taken out syrian armor. the fear would be someday they might be used against israeli forces but not talking anti-aircraft missile this is not sophisticate bud could make a difference, i think. i was speaking with someone yesterday and they said this is specifically the kind of weapon we want. very effective against armor. >> what's it called again? >> the millen anti-tank missile. >> the millen anti-tank missile. >> they have small arms, but
CBS
Apr 30, 2013 7:00am PDT
news special report. president obama is about to hold a white house news conference. >> this is the first time since march 1st that the president has held a white house news conference. it's only the second white house news conference this year. bill plante is at the white house. bill, good morning. >> tkpwofrpg to you, nora. there's no particular reason for this news conference. the president thought it would be a good idea to answer some questions before his trip to folks colater this week. this is the 100th day of the be second term. there's been a lot of criticism that he hasn't gotten much accomplished. he may see this as a way to relaunch his efforts. we know he will be asked about syria, immigration, gun control which failed miserably. immigration is live only because he managed to stay out of it. and other topics certain to come up, the debt, the coming limits on spending which will be a big fight in congress this summer, and who gets blamed of course is always a major concern of the white house. the public either blames congress or the president. the preside
MSNBC
May 2, 2013 6:00am PDT
cartels. >> nbc's peter alexander is live at the white house for us. this is president obama's first trip to mexico to meet the new president. what is the administration hoping to accomplish on this trip? >> reporter: that's a good point that you make. the first conversation the two are going to have face to face. among the issues that will be spoken about in the course of their conversations this evening of course with mexican president enrique pena nieto. security has potential of overshadowing other topics because since pena nieto came into power in december, he's pressed to end the mexican access granted to u.s. agencies fighting drug trafficking and organized crime which is a shift from his predecessor. the issue of trade is important. one the white house wants to focus. one of the advisers to the president telling us yesterday that they hope specifically to focus on enormous commercial relationship between the two countries. >> real quick, an announcement today? >> announcement of a longtime friend of the president dating back to the 1990s was national finance chair in 2008 and she
MSNBC
Apr 29, 2013 1:00pm PDT
us about that conversation? >> reporter: yeah, martin. we're learning that from white house officials that that conversation between president obama and president vladimir putin of russia did take place at some point today. the topic of conversations including syria, where the president expressed concerns over syrian chemical weapons. obviously russia would be a critical ally if the u.s. is to pursue some further intervention in terms of the crisis taking place, the civil war in that country. white house officials telling us the president urged there to be close consultations continuing between secretary of state john minister on this very topic. one of many topics the two men spoke about this afternoon. >> pete, given quite understandable reluctance to engage in yet another military conflict, there now some regret that while the administration obviously had a red line in their minds about syria, that they may now regret having said so publicly? >> reporter: i think there may be privately some regret that this is playing out the way that it is. obviously, the fact that that line was d
ABC
May 1, 2013 1:40am PDT
trauma after appearing in that photo. >>> fresh off his comedic performance at the white house correspondents' dinner. president obama met with reporters to discuss serious questions. he tackled domestic and foreigner use beginning with sear yeah. here is abc's jonathan carl. >> reporter: president obama had a clear message for the american people there will be no rush to american action in syria. for one thing the evidence is incomplete. >> what we now have is evidence that chemical weapons have been used inside of syria. but we don't know how they were used, when they were used, who used them on. >> reporter: the president is 100 days into his second term and faced a string of defeats in congress. >> do you still have the juice to get the rest of your agenda through the congress. >> put it that way. maybe i should pack up and go home. golly. mark twain said rumors of my demise may be a little exaggerated. >> the problem he said is congress. >> jonathan, you seem to suggest that somehow these folks over there have no responsibilities and my job is to somehow get them to behave
MSNBC
May 4, 2013 4:00am PDT
targeting weapons shipments that were headed to hezbollah in lebanon. so white house officials are not commenting this morning, but president obama has consistently said he believes that israel has a right to defend itself. and i can tell you that syria has been a pressing concern for this administration. of course, president obama traveling here in latin america, landed here in costa rica yesterday, and held a joint news conference in which he got a question about the conflict in syria, and he made his most definitive comment to date about possible american military intervention. take a listen to what he had to say. >> i do not foresee a scenario in which boots on the ground in syria, american boots on the ground in syria, would not only be good for america, but also would be good for syria. >> so the president all but ruling out the possibility of putting boots on the ground. according to most polls, americans are opposed to direct military intervention in syria. they are war weary in the wake of iraq and afghanistan. so other possible options under consideration, united stat
Current
Apr 30, 2013 5:00pm PDT
. this is "viewpoint." thank you so much for joining us this evening. president obama marked the first hundred days of his second term today with a white house news conference. with foreign policy specifically syria on top of the agenda, now at least 13 people were killed and 70 wounded today by car bombs in the capital of damascus in that country's bloody on-going civil war while at least one child was killed and several people wounded in what witnesses describe as a syrian government air strike on a refugee camp near the turkish border. meanwhile, the guardian reports syrian rebels and the government of bashar al-assad are blaming each other for that chemical weapons attack monday. president obama had previously said the assad government would cross a "red line" if it used chemical weapons. and he sort of repeated that today. >> obama: the use of chemical weapons would be a game changer. not simply for the united states but for the international community. >> john: but mr. obama also seemed in no hurry to move. >> obama: with a we now have is evidence that chemical weapons have been used inside o
CNN
Apr 30, 2013 1:00pm PDT
. our buried lead today is the subject the president has not been asked about in a white house news conference since september, 2010, closing gitmo, a promise president obama made in his first presidential campaign and has failed to keep. is the president ready for round two? >> i'm going to go back at this. i've asked my team to review everything that's currently being done in guantanamo, everything that we can do administratively, and i'm going to re-engage with congress to try to make the case that this is not something that's in the best interests of the american people. >> and what are we hearing about guantanamo? hunger strikes, accusations of torture, just what's happening to the 166 prisoners still there? well, now we're getting an inside look thanks to one prisoner who has been there since 2002. his memoirs have been declassified by the u.s. government and today were printed by slate.com. i'm joined now by our politics and foreign affairs editor william dobson. thanks so much for joining us. i want to read part of what he wrote in his memoirs when he first arrived in gitmo.
CNN
Apr 30, 2013 2:00pm PDT
. keep us up to speed. >>> president obama gives a no nonsense news conference over at the white house. coming up the question though that made the president say and i'm quoting him now, maybe i should just go, just pack up and go home. >> i'm here to answer questions. mr. clean magic eraser extra power was three times faster on permanent marker. elsewhere against dirt, it was a sweep, with scuffed sports equipment... had it coming. grungy phones... oh! super dirty! and grimy car rims... wow! that really works! ...all taking losses. it looks like mr. clean has won everything. the cleaning games are finished? and so are we. okay, but i just took a mortgage out on the cabinet. [ male announcer ] clean more, work less, with the mr. clean magic eraser extra power. [ male announcer ] clean more, work less, (announcer) at scottrade, our clto make their money do more.re (ann) to help me plan my next move, i take scottrade's free, in-branch seminars... plus, their live webinars. i use daily market commentary to improve my strategy. and my local scottrade office guides my learning every step of
MSNBC
Apr 30, 2013 3:00am PDT
and the largest single sector in financing the 2012 election cycle. the money is huge, and when president obama came in, you know, he brought in wall street. right into the white house, into the inner core, this was a wall street from beginning to end, top to bottom administration. and you still look at the senior economic officials, they're from city group. once in a while, there's a little diversify, they have jpmorgan, they've had others, but basically, it's really a wall street group. and it's not surprising that we don't have that reform. >> have you ever been to opensecrets.org? it's a great website. i hate it when it was in congress. w we've got the pie chart. my two biggest contributors were owners of dog tracks and bingo parlor. it's a bigger problem. but no, they spell it out, pie graphs, who gave you the money? how much they give from what zip codes. pretty crazy. >> okay. >> a lot of money, bingo. >> i think you're making -- >> which is why foreign policy begins at home. >> yes. >> dr. jeffrey sachs, thank you. stay with us. still ahead, kal penn will be here. he's teamed up with th
MSNBC
Apr 30, 2013 2:00pm PDT
. >> welcome back to "hardball." late today the "washington post" reports, in fact, just did, the white house was preparing to send lethal weaponry to the syrian opposition. earlier today president obama seemed to be trying to slow the rush to war by some on the right. almost in lockstep, by the way, the hawks and the neocons have argued we must take some kind of military action in syria or else risk looking squeamish to the iranians. it's a dangerous line of thinking, i think, especially because there are so few good options available in sere wra. create a no-fly zone. that could be costy and potentially a risky operation. arm the rebels? we may be doing that now. who exactly are the rebels? "the new york times" reported over the weekend, for example, the overwhelming strength of the fighting force is made up of the most extreme groups. some of whom have ties to al qae qaeda. do we give them weapons? what option does that leave us in the united states? what does that end up being? a treaty, perhaps? bashar al assad in russia? both those outcomes seem unlikely. the war drums are out there. ca
CNN
Apr 30, 2013 2:00am PDT
. and remember when president obama joked about getting a drink with senator mitch mcconnell at the white house correspondents' dinner? mitch mcconal is returning the laugh and he is ready to accept. waiting for the president. >> thank you very much, chriine. 41 minutes past the hour. more on that groundbreaking announcement from nba player jason collins. in his essay yesterday for "sports illustrated" he said, i didn't set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major american team sport. but since i am, i'm happy to the start the i had my way, someon would have already done this. nobody has, which is why i'm raising my hand. the 34-year-old has gotten support from all corners of the sports world. from nba commissioner david stern to former teammates. so let's talk about the reaction with mike golic and mike greenberg the mosts of "mike & mike" on espn radio and espn2. they're joining us this morning. collins is the first active player in a major u.s. sport to come out. how big of a deal is this? >> well, it's both an enormous deal and i think no big deal at all. with regard to th
FOX News
Apr 28, 2013 1:00pm PDT
that assad regime likely used chemical weapons. president obama has reportedly said it would force action but he stopped short of saying with a action would be taken. white house is very concerned about the use of chemical weapons against rebels and civilians but equally concerned that they may fall in the hands of extremist groups. president obama on friday reduced expectations that u.s. would intervene anytime soon. american officials are fearful as bad as the situation is today, if assad is removed and the international community intervenes in syria things could get worse because nobody knows who would replace him. there are a lot of groups fighting in syria that really do scare the international community and policymakers. >> on to libya now an armed standoff is under way. they are surrounding the foreign ministry building. many supporters of old regime moammar khadafy remain in government positions still. they wanted to remove them. negotiations are underway and officials say no one has of yet entered the building. >> heather: tragic developments in bangladesh. a fire breaking out in
Current
Apr 30, 2013 6:00am PDT
] >> good morning, everybody president obama is expected to hold a press conference from the white house about 15 minutes from now. jay carney put out on twitter that the president brought down the house at the whoois core upon dent's sinner but didn't take any questions, and he is going to do that today. the president took a jab at mitch mcconnell. >>> why don't you get a drink with mitch mcconnell? they ask. really? [ laughter ] >> why don't you get a drink with mitch mcconnell. mcconnell has responded by tweeting out this photo of himself at a bar alone, and an empty chair. he should know better we all know potus is a beer guy. last september the white house put its recipes online. a cbs "new york times" poll shows a majority of americans, 62%, do not see the u.s. intervene in syria, and even as we learn more about the president's possible use of chemical weapons against his own people, fewer americans are paying attention to developments in syria than they were last month. only 47% think we have a responsibility to get involved while 48% think we do not. as fo
MSNBC
Apr 28, 2013 12:00pm PDT
cain, one of the most vocal critics from that white house with regards to a policy on syria. at what point dot we hear more criticisms from the gop over the obama camp towards this? >> they're walking a very fine line. jackie mentioned, you have a very war wary public after the wars in iran and iraq. as we've seen over the last couple of year, the vast majority of americans want more of a focus on u.s. policy issues. you have the boston bombings over the last two weeks. that's really where americans are going to be focused. so how far do the gop senators want to go with this? we'll see hawks like lindsey graham and john mccain talking a lot about this, but it's not clear yet to the extent to which this is captured the interest of the american people. >> pivot to boston and talk about the investigation. david, your perspective on the radicalization. you have a unique perspective. were you held specifically in the tribal areas of pakistan for about seven months. what did you discover about the militants who were holding you captive, and what can we glean from your experience about the proces
NBC
Apr 30, 2013 7:00am PDT
obama will hold his first press conference, marking the first 100 days of his second term today and he will be taking questions on a wide range of issues. nbc's chief white house correspondent, chuck todd is in the briefing room for us. as i understand it not one of those occasions where the president is expected to come out and deliver a piece of news. >> that's right, savannah. if you think about just the last 15 days, when you have the boston marathon investigation, those bombings are continuing. you have this sequester standoff over the airports and faa funding. and then now throw in the issue with syria, there's a lot on the table. is white houses love to have press conferences when congress is out of town. congress happens to be out of town this week so they get washington and the spin cycle to themselves. so, put all that together and the fact that this is that -- one of those mythical markers that the white house claims they don't follow but they just happen to schedule a press conference today, the first 100 dives that second term. and you have all of it coming together for a
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